ANDREW Rule’s heroics were in vain as Scarborough went down to a ruthless Willetton in Round Four of the Premier Cricket season at Abbett Park on Saturday.
Rule, who trained with WA in pre-season, was vital for the Gulls as his unbeaten 71 from 56 balls led the side to 6-262.
Andrew Tye was also important with 45 not out from 26 balls, including three sixes, late in the order for the hosts.
Earlier, Scarborough were put on the back foot after losing Wes Robinson and Anthony Del Borrello in quick succession before Rule and Tye’s late order heroics.
Willetton, however, had no trouble chasing the total down as the Dragons recorded victory by eight wickets.
WA batsman Cameron Bancroft made a century while Cody Rose was the only wicket-taker for the Gulls with one, as Scarborough now turns their attention to the two-day format.
Scarborough is away to early season surprise packets South Perth next Saturday at Richardson Park.